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Seed pearls and hand embroidered boullion roses - There are lots of other pictures of the details of this dress. Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Beaded Embroidery, Embroidery Stitches, Embroidery Patterns, Hand Embroidery, Art Du Fil, Communion Dresses, Heirloom Sewing, Sewing Crafts

Hand Embroidered First Communion Dress

Here are some up-close photos of my niece's hand-embroidered First Communion dress that I told you about earlier, when I showed you this finished embroidered book cover. Embroidery on children's clothing, especially for special occasions, is no new thing, really, so although you will see a beauti

Folk Embroidery Tutorial Pleating Without A Pleater - Before pleaters for smocking became popular in the mid we pleated the fabric by hand. Since recent changes in the sewing industry have made pleaters harder to find, it is time to look back at Hungarian Embroidery, Folk Embroidery, Embroidery Patterns, Butterfly Embroidery, Learn Embroidery, Floral Embroidery, Smocking Tutorial, Smocking Patterns, Smocking Baby

Pleating Without A Pleater

Before pleaters for smocking became popular in the mid 1980's, we pleated the fabric by hand. Since recent changes in the sewing industry...

Pattern and instruction for Bishop smocking. Smocking Baby, Smocking Plates, Smocking Patterns, Sewing Patterns, Skirt Patterns, Coat Patterns, Blouse Patterns, Sewing Hacks, Sewing Tutorials

Shoulder Closure Bishop

Here is pretty and easy technique that is great when you prefer not to have the opening down the center back of the dress. Basically, the b...

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